How to Add Friends in Honkai Star Rail

If you don’t know how to add friends in Honkai Star Rail, you’ve come to the right place. Mind you, this won’t let you play with these people; the game just doesn’t vibe that way. However, there are some advantages to it. And besides, it’s nice to have people on your list of friends, right? Here’s what you need to do.

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how to add friends in honkai star rail
How to Add Friends in Honkai Star Rail

How to Add Friends in Honkai Star Rail

To add friends in Honkai Star Rail, you first need to progress through about two hours of the main story. You will find yourself exploring the Astral Express. Basically, what I’m saying is, you need to push through the main quest chain until you complete the quest called Today is Yesterday’s Tomorrow: The Voyage Continues. This is the point where you unlock access to the Friends tab. Press Escape to enter the in-game menu and click the Friends icon (as shown in the image below). You will see a list of people that Honkai Star Rail thinks you should add, which is neither here nor there. You can scroll through it if you want to, but that’s not the main thing.

The actual easiest way to add friends in Honkai Star Rail is to use the search bar at the top of the screen. You need to know what your friend’s UID number is, though. If you don’t know what that is, it’s the long number that’s in the bottom left of the corner at all times. So, all you’ll need is a little bit of communication there. Now, adding friends in this game doesn’t mean that you can actually play with them. However, it will make it easier to use their characters as Support in Calyxes and whatnot. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, check out our Borrow Character From a Friend Explained guide. It’s basically the only type of co-op multiplayer on offer.

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